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Nightmares after Surgery



my grandaughter..five..had her tonsils out a week ago and has since been waking throught the night crying and yelling saying she doesnt know what is wrong just that she must be having nightmares…can this be a side affect? this hasnt happened before


There’s a good chance this is just related to the pain from her surgery. This pain can last easily for 10 days to 2 weeks, and certainly could be disturbing her sleep.  If the problem continues beyond another week or two, I would consult your pediatrician. 

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